The Rogers Foundation and Kentucky Wesleyan College to Award Prestigious Scholarships

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Nevada Education Foundation and Kentucky College to offer $10 million in scholarships to college-bound students in Southern Nevada

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“Kentucky Wesleyan College is humbled and honored to have been chosen by Jim and Beverly Rogers and The Rogers Foundation as an education partner,” said Barton D. Darrell, president of Kentucky Wesleyan College.

The Rogers Foundation has joined forces with Kentucky Wesleyan College to award over $10 million in scholarships over the next decade to college-bound residents of Southern Nevada.

The Rogers' Fellows Scholarship will be offered to graduating seniors of the Clark County School District, who wish to attend Kentucky Wesleyan. The scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, fees and room and board. Each award recipient will receive the scholarship for up to four full years of study. The Rogers Foundation will offer at least 12 Rogers’ Fellows Scholarships annually.

“We have been watching Kentucky Wesleyan, and we now know what Jim Rogers saw,” said Rory Reid, President and COO of The Rogers Foundation. “Kentucky Wesleyan is delivering an incredible education, the life skills, and the values that are the keys to success. We want that for as many young Nevadans as possible.”

Kentucky Wesleyan offers 30 majors and 12 pre-professional programs and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Academics are divided into four divisions: Fine Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Professional Studies, and Social Sciences. Kentucky Wesleyan is listed in the 2016 Princeton Review “Best of the Southeast” colleges. Notably, the college is also highly ranked in the recent U.S. News & World Report survey of colleges and universities.

“Kentucky Wesleyan College is humbled and honored to have been chosen by Jim and Beverly Rogers and The Rogers Foundation as an education partner,” said Barton D. Darrell, president of Kentucky Wesleyan College, who is also an attorney and a graduate of the college. “Proudly, we have produced some of our Nation's brightest and most talented visionaries and business leaders. We look forward to some of the best and brightest from Nevada joining the Kentucky Wesleyan family.”

The Rogers Foundation, a 501(c)(3), public educational non-profit, whose motto is “ transforming lives through arts and education,” provides scholarships and grants to promote innovation and opportunities in arts and education for children and students throughout Southern Nevada. The Foundation was established in 2013 by the late philanthropist James E. Rogers, a Kentucky-born, long-time Las Vegan and his wife, education advocate Beverly Rogers.

The Rogers' Fellows applicants must first apply to Kentucky Wesleyan College and be accepted to be eligible for scholarships. Awarded funds will be distributed to students through the Kentucky Wesleyan College Financial Aid Department. Application requirements and other information are available at http://www.kwc.edu and on The Rogers Foundation website at http://www.TheRogers.Foundation.

ABOUT THE ROGERS FOUNDATION
The Rogers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded in 2013 by James E. and Beverly Rogers, The Rogers Foundation awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada, grants to educational institutions in Southern Nevada, and artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. For more information visit TheRogers.Foundation.

ABOUT KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE
Founded in 1858, Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private United Methodist college located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The college offers 30 majors and 12 pre-professional programs and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1. Academics are divided into four divisions: Fine Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Professional Studies, and Social Sciences. Kentucky Wesleyan is listed in the 2016 Princeton Review “Best of the Southeast” and highly ranked in the recent U.S. News & World Report survey of colleges and universities. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Kentucky Wesleyan College. For more information visit kwc.edu.

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